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NOW - Aug 3, 2014

Baruch Performing Arts Center: Taming of the Shrew

This summer, Tom Waites will present Taming of the Shrew, a happy comedy of "courtship" and "romance," and one of Shakespeare’s most admired plays. Taming of the Shrew opens July 10 and runs through August 3, 2014 at Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Rose Nagelberg Theater at 55 Lexington Ave at 25th Street. General Admission tickets are $35 and student and senior tickets are $15 (only available at Baruch Box Office)!

Tom Waites recently was noted national critical acclaim for his short film Pandora’s Box, winning Best Director and Best Screenplay for the Short Film Contest at Atlantic City Film Festival. The internationally acclaimed actress Francis Fisher (The Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer, House of Sand and Fog) won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, and Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) was nominated for Best Actor.

Baruch Performing Arts Center is proud to present this work and many past and future works by Tom Waites, a Juilliard-trained theater professional. Don’t miss it!

Buy tickets here.

Aug 1, 2014

Friday Night Dinner at Natural Gourmet Institute

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the international leader in health-supportive culinary education. NGI's Chef’s Training Program is a comprehensive, professional program that trains students to meet the growing demand for culinary professionals who are able to make the connection between food and health. We also offer an ever-expanding roster of recreational classes that are open to the public.

Each Friday night, NGI is transformed into an intimate dining room, where the Chef’s Training Program students and instructors prepare a three-course vegetarian (optionally vegan) Friday Night Dinner that is innovative, delicious and beautifully presented.

Dinners are prix-fixe and BYOB. 10% of proceeds from the dinner go to charity.

Click here to make a reservation.

Aug 2, 2014

Summer Streets

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2013, more than 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Download more information here.

Aug 5, 2014

National Night Out, America's Night Out Against Crime

Join the 13th Precinct Community Council & the 13th Precinct Office of Community Affairs for National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," on Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00-8:00pm at the playground at MS 104 for children’s entertainment, safety and health information, gifts and promotional Items.

To learn more about the history of National Night Out, click here.

Aug 6, 2014

Naked Geometry by Mike Naylor

On Wednesday August 6th at the National Museum of Mathematics, mathematician and award-winning artist Mike Naylor will share his techniques for making cool shapes from human bodies and using them to explore creative mathematical ideas. Frieze patterns, polygons, polyhedra, connected graphs, fractals, and tessellations will be created using only hands, arms, legs, and torsos, allowing everyone to physically become a part of mathematics. Experience the beauty of the human form, the beauty of geometric structures, and the beauty of ideas and relationships.

Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

To register for the afternoon presentation at 4:00 pm, click here.

To register for the evening presentation at 6:30 pm, click here.